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Best Things to Do in New York City

Featured New York City Travel Tips
  • Head to DUMBO to see the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan
  • Go shopping in the SoHo neighbourhood
  • Visit the Bethesda Fountain and explore Central Park
  • Discover the Broadway District and Times Square
  • Take in the New York City skyline from Gapstow Bridge
  • Capture memories on a Flytographer photoshoot

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured millions of vacation photos all around the globe and know our customers have the best travel tips to share! Explore their favourite things to do in New York City, best restaurants in New York City, and general travel tips to get fresh inspiration and start planning your trip to New York City.

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Jennifer's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Little Italy! Buy a bottle of wine, dip some bread in olive oil and balsamic, and enjoy some authentic chicken parmesan!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The Edge at Hudson Yards. The views are breathtaking and they have an area with a glass floor that you can look 100 floors down!

What is your best overall travel tip for New York City?

Wear comfortable shoes because you will be walking a lot! And book a photoshoot with Marilyn from Flytographer to capture your trip. All of our other photos are either missing the other person (so they can take our picture) or selfies.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Marilyn in New York City for Flytographer


Tori's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Peaches Hot House in BedStuy -- best fried chicken sandwich!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

I love taking the ferry from Brooklyn to FiDi, especially at night -- the best way to see the city and have a New York Moment, but for like $5

What is your best travel tip for New York City?

Bring good walking shoes and only take public transportation (the rats are part of the charm!)

Visited New York City in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Jenn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Razza pizza, amazing pizza!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Central park shoot with Kari

Visited New York City in May

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Amy Mintong's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Hard to pick. NYC are packed with amazing cafes and bars everywhere!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Greenwich Village, downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn Bridge and Soho!

What is the best tip for solo travel in New York City?

Just follow your gut trust instinct - Greenwich Village and downtown Manhattan got loads of hidden gems of good cafes, pastries and restaurants. Don’t need to plan rigorously, take a chilled walk anywhere and cosy strolls down the streets nonchalant and spontaneously and you will find yourself in the most beautiful and stunning spots right at your every corner serendipitously!

Visited New York City in May

Photo Shoot Location: SoHo

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Amy Mintong's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

It’s hard to pick! The Fairfax restaurant around Greenwich Village got the best mussels for dinner if you are into seafood. They are amazing!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Downtown Manhattan, Greenwich Village which is so rich of history and cultural vibes, and SoHo which are all definitely a must go!

What is the best tip for solo travel in New York City?

I’m still new to New York so hope I can explore more of the wonderful city to get inspired!

Visited New York City in May

Photo Shoot Location: Greenwich Village

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Kelli's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Joes Pizza. The best NYC style pizza I’ve ever had.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Kelly Clarkson show taping and Times Square!

What is your best travel tip for New York City?

Don’t go in the winter.

Visited New York City in April

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Jacqueline in New York City for Flytographer


Kendra's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

I loved Caravaggio.

Visited New York City in May

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Ashley's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Tavern on the Green, iconic and chic.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

The Ludlow Hotel is beautiful and simply outstanding!

Visited New York City in April

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


TC's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Empanada Mama on 9th Avenue in Hell's Kitchen serves the best sangria and Latin flavors. Definitely try the guacamole with plantain chips, arroz con pollo, and the pernil empanada. Even better, they're open 24-hours per day!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Even if you aren't going to see a Broadway show, go to the Museum of Broadway. You'll get insight into how the shows are put together and leave with a new appreciation for how talented everyone involved with theater is.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New York City?

Ask for a hotel room on a high floor. The City That Never Sleeps can be noisy, so if you don't want to wake up to a siren on your romantic getaway, try to be as far away from street level as you can.

Visited New York City in February

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Abby's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Flex Mussels on the Upper East Side is a can’t miss if you like seafood!!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

If you can just spend a day walking the streets, do it! We loved just exploring without set things to do. It allowed us to stop into some great random restaurants and shops. Bios Apothecary in Brooklyn is a super cool spot to create your own perfume scent. Great for anniversaries or a girls day!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

There is so much to do! Let the streets of New York take you!

Visited New York City in February

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Marco's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

1. Chi Restaurant & Bar [Garment District] is an exceptional Chinese restaurant. 2. Cantiere Hambirreria [NoLita] hamburgers are superb, and the music selection is divine. 3. Banh Mi Saigon [Chinatown] has a banh mi sandwich which is unforgettable. 4. Non Solo Piada [Garment District] for breakfast! Their Piadine and Cassoni sandwiches are mouth-watering.

Visited New York City in January

Photo Shoot Location: SoHo

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Jennifer's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Da Toscana was an amazing dining experience. The service was top-notch.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The tour of Central Park with the Central Park Consetvatory was excellent.

What is the best tip for celebrating your birthday in New York City?

It's a beautiful city to experienceany birthday. You can't go wrong.

Visited New York City in January

Photo Shoot Location: Gapstow Bridge & Skyline

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Lizett's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best things to do in New York City?

9/11 Memorial MoMa Top of the Rock!

Visited New York City in January

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


David's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

The Peak restaurant was an incredible experience and they even catered an impromptu proposal dessert! Make sure you book ahead of time!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Obviously number one was the Edge, but also Yard House for the New Years ball drop was incredible, the food and company you can find in those who attend was phenomenal! Also Russ + Daughters had some of the best bagel and lox I've had so far and it was right down the street from the Hotel we stayed at, which also had really good prices for New Years time with really quality rooms and service ( Hotel Indigo Lower East Side )

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Rochelle's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Christmas Spectacular and Summit One

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Chiel's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

We loved the pizza at Two Boots 🍕

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Are favorite hidden stop for Christmas pictures was the Lotte New York Palace 🎄✨

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Tara's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Dante West Village, awesome cocktails, delicious food, top notch service and a killer vibe! We also love Juliana's Pizza in DUMBO, its a must for us every trip to NY!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Greenwich Village food tour with Foods of NY Tours walk the Highline walk the Brooklyn Bridge Chelsea Market The Edge at Hudson Yards

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Leyre in New York City for Flytographer


Allison's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Trinity Bar, the Pearfect Pearl was amazing.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Everyone should see the Rockettes. They’re amazing.

What is your best travel tip for New York City?

Stay next to a subway station

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: The High Line

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Chisholm's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

One of our favorite indulgences is the sweet delights at Dominique Ansel Bakery. There are so many delectable pastries and innovative treats that will tantalize anyone's taste buds. We kicked off our weekend with the famous Cronut! And, the charming atmosphere adds an extra touch of romance to your morning.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

A must for the holiday season is the enchanting world of New York City Ballet's The Nutcracker at Koch Theater in Lincoln Center, complete with dazzling costumes and a timeless holiday soundtrack. It's a magical experience. Indulge in a winter wonderland of shopping on Fifth Avenue, where iconic stores like Macy's, Saks, and Bergdorf Goodman add a touch of glamour to the city streets with festive window displays. Venture off the beaten path to Dyker Heights in Brooklyn, where extravagant Christmas light displays transform the neighborhood into a sparkling wonderland. Take a romantic stroll amidst the brilliantly illuminated houses for a magical evening that captures the true spirit of the season!

What is your best travel tip for New York City?

Enjoy effortless travel with the subway, and navigate the city like a local. Purchase a MetroCard and enjoy the convenience of reaching your desired destinations with ease. The subway offers a quick and budget-friendly way to explore the city's diverse neighborhoods, and your card even works on the buses.

Visited New York City in December

Photo Shoot Location: SoHo

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Erin's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Lillies Victorian was an amazing experience especially if you’re in luck to book a reservation at Christmas time! It’s a very festive spot with tons of Christmas decor, the food and drinks were also amazing!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The Radio City Rockettes, broadway shows and Flytographer were our top experiences

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

Plan early and get reservations at the restaurants you want to eat at! Stay in the city even if it’s more expensive, it’s worth it!

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Jaclyn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Modern Bread & Bagel was a great option for those who cannot have gluten or are also vegetarian!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

For families American Museum of Natural History Blue Man Group Show Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Rockettes Holiday Show

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Plan some downtime! There is so much to see and do that you forget to rest and relax.

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Tavern on the Green was a great experience. We also enjoyed taking the kids to Little Italy, but make sure to grab a pretzel or hot dog from a street vendor because they thought this was so fun.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

9/11 Museum, Rockettes, shopping on 5th avenue.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Give yourself time to just explore and add in some downtime. NYC is busy but kids still need a little break!

Visited New York City in November

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Emily's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Pink Taco, it was delicious and right across from our Broadway show!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Ellen's Stardust diner, Broadway, Ellis Island and Statue of Liberty

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Check out my blog for tips on traveling with kids! Our kids 4 and 7 had the best time! https://travelingmommatips.blogspot.com/2023/10/welcome-to-new-york.html

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Times Square

Samantha in New York City for Flytographer


Aimee's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Tony Dinapoli's Italian Restaraunt Time Square because they treat you like family and the food & drinks are delicious. We LOVED our experience! We ate here twice we enjoyed it so much!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

The Empire State Building Time Square Shops in Time Square Broadway Shows

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in New York City?

Just enjoy the sights, sounds and experience of NY! Take the time to hold hands, see a show and enjoy the many restaurants around New York.

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Times Square

Jacqueline in New York City for Flytographer


Cecilia's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Ivan’s Ramen, delicious food with warm service Lou Yau Kee, savoury and traditional with low prices

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Conney Island, Prospect Park, NY Aquarium, One Observatory, The Bronx Zoo

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to New York City?

Travel as light as posible, somethings are better if you buy them as you go

Visited New York City in October

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Kari in New York City for Flytographer


Krystyn's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Check out Urban Hawker! It serves traditional Singaporean food similar to their famed hawker stands. Overall, its a great concept jazzed up a bit for NYC crowds - but if you've ever wanted to try the famed Singaporean Chili Crab - its a great way to do it without the flight!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Early morning walks along the High Line are the best way to see the sights without the crowds.

Hometown Shoot in October

Photo Shoot Location: The High Line

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


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